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jgraham37128
11-11-2013, 08:07 PM
Jabsco sells two different size impeller pullers. One is up to 2.5 and the other is 2.5 to 5". I have a 2010 X2 what size of puller do i need?

I assume it's the large one but want confirmation.

mikeg205
11-11-2013, 08:10 PM
You can use 2 paint can openers...

http://www.mscdirect.com/product/82942103?src=pla&008=-99&007=Search&pcrid=15557577904&006=15557577904&005=21882504424&004=4409695744&002=2167139&mkwid=sJXegN7a0%7Cdc&cid=PLA-Google-PLA+-+Test_sJXegN7a0_PLA__15557577904_c_S&026=-99&025=c

I have this one... http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=6503606 but rarely use it.. impellers comes out annually so it never sticks.

jgraham37128
11-11-2013, 08:20 PM
You can use 2 paint can openers...

http://www.mscdirect.com/product/82942103?src=pla&008=-99&007=Search&pcrid=15557577904&006=15557577904&005=21882504424&004=4409695744&002=2167139&mkwid=sJXegN7a0%7Cdc&cid=PLA-Google-PLA+-+Test_sJXegN7a0_PLA__15557577904_c_S&026=-99&025=c

I have this one... http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=6503606 but rarely use it.. impellers comes out annually so it never sticks.

I tried the two paint can openers. Got it about 1/8th out. Bumped the starter and etc... No luck.

ttu
11-11-2013, 08:24 PM
I used to use a puller when I had my 05 supra ssv 22. not very much clearance on the x2. I have found that removing the cover and spraying just a little wd40 then bumping the starter the impeller pops right out. give this a shot before buying the puller.

jgraham37128
11-11-2013, 08:31 PM
I used wd-40 too. Still no luck. Problem is impeller is at the stern so you are hanging over the motor trying to push the impeller to the rear of the boat. Hard to get any leverage. I thought based off all the post it would come out but I gave it a very good effort. I did the two paint openers with no luck. I have a very small pair of channel locks and was able to get it out a little. Then I sprayed with wd-40 and bumped the starter. Tried again to pull out and no luck. Bumped the sarter again, and still no luck. Probably spent 30-45 minutes total to get it out.

ttu
11-11-2013, 08:46 PM
hmm, that is interesting. we have the same boat and I used the impeller puller the first time and after some bloody knuckles I finally got it out. I have been using the wd40 for 5 years and have had no issues.

in re: to size I don't remember. I sold mine to a supra guy.

jgraham37128
11-11-2013, 09:16 PM
Yea, I changed it out last year but had an impeller pulley from a friend that works on boats.

TxsRiverRat
11-12-2013, 11:26 AM
16 years owning my MC and I had no idea an impeller puller tool existed... :rolleyes:

If it's that stuck, have a replacement on hand, you're going to destroy it on the way out... get two screw drivers and go to town on it. give it hell.

tkemperdc
11-12-2013, 11:28 AM
I too had no idea such a tool existed, the x-star is not as bad as my x-15 was due to motor placement.

ttu
11-12-2013, 11:30 AM
this is the one that skidim sells. i don't see where they offer a different size. this is the same exact one that i owned.

BrooksfamX2
11-12-2013, 11:35 AM
If you pull it every season and lube the shaft, I think it comes out fine. If like mine, I'm sure the PO never pulled it. I had to use a puller to get it out. Now that I've had it out and replaced, it comes out much easier. I also have the above puller. Got it for $35 somewhere on line.

bochnak
11-12-2013, 02:07 PM
I used silicone spray and loosened the pump brackets to wiggle it back and forth. Came out no problem.

JohnE
11-12-2013, 02:12 PM
I used to use a puller when I had my 05 supra ssv 22. not very much clearance on the x2. I have found that removing the cover and spraying just a little wd40 then bumping the starter the impeller pops right out. give this a shot before buying the puller.

^^ X2

JohnE
11-12-2013, 02:15 PM
I used wd-40 too. Still no luck. Problem is impeller is at the stern so you are hanging over the motor trying to push the impeller to the rear of the boat. Hard to get any leverage. I thought based off all the post it would come out but I gave it a very good effort. I did the two paint openers with no luck. I have a very small pair of channel locks and was able to get it out a little. Then I sprayed with wd-40 and bumped the starter. Tried again to pull out and no luck. Bumped the sarter again, and still no luck. Probably spent 30-45 minutes total to get it out.

Replied before seeing this. Try needle nose vise grips. That was what one of the guys from the old MCOC recommended to me, along with the WD40.

BARE5
11-12-2013, 05:17 PM
I use 2 screwdrivers, one on each side, takes 30 seconds .

Indyxc
11-12-2013, 07:33 PM
It's really easy to replace except on the X2. Dumb design with very little clearance between the housing and the muffler box. :(

jgraham37128
11-13-2013, 09:40 AM
It's really easy to replace except on the X2. Dumb design with very little clearance between the housing and the muffler box. :(

Yea, I'm reading about everyone here saying it's easy. Trust me it's not easy, or it would've come out. Sure, I could destroy the impeller and get it out but the whole point was to pull it out for the winter. I think I'll just order a puller. I plan on keeping a Mastercraft boat for the rest of my life anyway!

JohnE
11-13-2013, 09:50 AM
If you can pull it out and destroy it, do it. You want to replace it anyway IMO. Order 2 impellers, scrap the puller, and change it again next year.

Skir68
11-13-2013, 02:39 PM
vice grips. replace with new impeller in the spring.

P-hat_in_Cincy
11-13-2013, 04:27 PM
For my '04 205V it's the up to 2.5" puller.